By Linda Hall • 08 February 2023 • 13:19
CUATRO VIENTOS: One of 16 privatised control towers at
Photo credit: CC/Felipealvarez
The 162 employees work at airports in Alicante, Valencia, Ibiza, Sabadell, Vigo, Jerez, Sevilla, La Coruña, Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, La Palma, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Murcia, Castellon, Lleida and El Hierro.
In 2020 two companies, Ferronat and Saerco, paid the Spanish government €102 million to operate 12 of these airports for seven years.
The controllers decided to strike after negotiating the sector’s fourth collective bargaining agreement broke down in January.
The stoppages arrived at the same time as government plans to privatise the service at another seven control towers.
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